Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today I had the opportunity to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Despite receiving mainly positive reviews, many people complained about its length and resemblance to Forrest Gump when it first debuted.
Although the Forrest Gump motif is accurate, I enjoyed the movie. It is a classic love story, with a twist. Although not a revelation by any means, it's simplicity takes you through the journey of love lost. The movie has a heart, despite it's lack of thematic novelty and Hollywood budget.
The length of the film did not bother me. I actually felt that the duration of the movie allowed me to better relate to the characters. It is also refreshing to see a film breaking the Hollywood mold of 1 hour and 3o minute films.
In addition, Brad Pitt was seen displaying some classic style. From the Belstaff motorcycle jacket, Clarks desert boots, to the pale yellow v-neck sweater, the film does a good job of styling its characters. It is a great example of effortless style that many of us can adopt, no matter how old we are.